Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00066473
Occurrence ID (GUID): 9a0a9689-eede-423d-b4ab-80196f3694a9
Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea Engelm.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   24853   
Date: 2010-05-07
Additional Collectors: Kelly Watters, Vera Markgraf
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino County, Paria Canyon, ca 2.5 miles northwest of Lees Ferry, 12S 443481 E, 4084701 N, NAD 83/84
36.906616  -111.634437
Verbatim Coordinates: 12 443481E 4084701N
Elevation: 1037 meters Verbatim Elevation: 3404ft.
Habitat: East-facing sand dune slope
Associated Species: Atriplex canescens, Opuntia polyacantha erinacea, Rumex hymenosepalus, Dicoria canescens, Artemisia filifolia, Streptanthella longirostris, Lupinus kingii, Malacothrix parryi, Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia, Vanclevea stylosa, Yucca baileyi, Helianthus petiolaris, Phacelia ivesiana, Gilia sinuata, Physaria rectipes, Mentzelia obscura, Cryptantha circumscissa, C. micrantha.
Description: Common, most plants in population with pads half or fully buried with only their flowers or flowers and pad tips visible above sand, flowers 70(l)x75(w) mm, 80x75 mm, 71x69 mm, 75x75 mm, outer perianth rose pink with brown-green midstripe, inner perianth rose pink, glossy, filaments red-pink, anthers light cream, style white, stigma lobes dark green.
Notes: sheet 2 of 2.
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Record ID: 9a0a9689-eede-423d-b4ab-80196f3694a9
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